Our co-author, Walter, is in Arkansas so y’all are stuck with me again to begin this last week of Lent.
I was fascinated the other afternoon as two wonderful friends of mine discussed one of the after effects of Cancer therapy. They both said that they had lost feelings in their extremities especially their hands and feet. They had learned to be careful picking up items with their hands, but more fascinating to me was their discussion about being careful when they stood up to notice where their feet are pointing. If they weren’t careful they may think they are headed in one direction only to find themselves headed due right or left because they had not noticed the direction their toes were pointing.
As we approach the beginning of Holy Week and the end of Lent, like my brave friends, we need to focus on where we are headed in our lives. This Lenten season we have engaged in meditation, prayer, and reflection on who we are and where we want to go with our lives. It is almost time to rise and head out in the direction our soul directs. Yet, before we do let’s spend this last week focusing on where our toes are pointing.
We have learned by our failures during Lent that there are numbing forces in our lives that want to direct us away from where we intend to go. We will try and identify a few of those “numbing forces” and make sure that when we arise on Easter Sunday our toes are headed straight ahead.